Red7 Blogs , March 24, 2017
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Gazza, Shearer or Beardsley? Maybe you’re eager to test your sporting skills in the home of these local legends? Then get the boys together for a weekend of sun* and sports in the Toon.
Newcastle holds host to a huge selection of exciting sports and activities to get your adrenaline racing in a sports day stag do. Create an epic fixture list that pits the groom and his best men against each other in a series of sporting games and challenges for a weekend of fun like never before. Keep a tally of your scores across the weekend, and find out who really is the best man.
Away from the competition, Newcastle offers everything you need for a memorable bonding trip with your band of brothers. Take a break from the sporting session with a naughty night out in the heart of Newcastle, to give the groom the Tyne of his life.
Fun, flying, and (some) football are on the cards in this hilarious spin on the beautiful game. Kitted out in a giant inflatable bubble, you’ll take to the pitch, where we’ll provide a referee and ball to boot (pun intended). You’ll love sending your mates soaring through the air as you go head to head in these bouncy bubbles. Flip, fall and tumble over the pitch as you scramble to get the ball in the back of the net – and celebrate with your best Shearer impression! These ‘Zorb’ bubbles are completely safe, but that won’t stop your heart pounding as you’re launched through the Newcastle air, bracing for the bouncing impact. This crazy team game is sure to bring out the camaraderie in your group, as you fight to be crowned kings of the pitch.
Still keen to get more of a footy fix in this iconic footballing city? Try our Human Table football game. Split into teams of five, and experience what it’s like to be a real-life table football figure. Strapped to a pole, you’ll have to work your magic while moving side-to-side in tandem with your team mates.
Any footy fanatic is sure to get a kick out of our activities. And as we organise everything from the equipment to the kick-off time, all you have to do is bring your best shooting boots.
Enjoy the exhilaration of Newcastle’s No Limits paintball, laser, airsoft and escape-game centre. Offering a tense alternative to football, No Limits is a 15,000-sq. ft. gaming city in which you can choose from the different activities on offer. Featuring train station, hospital, laboratory and mansion sets, as well as an infected town section, this incredibly realistic universe delivers the atmosphere of a genuine apocalypse – and is sure to unite your group in an unforgettable experience. Work together or go last-man-standing in a collection of shooting activities – where it’s survival of the least unfit!
Not ready for your heart rate to return to normal yet? Head to the coast of Cullercoats, just nine miles from Newcastle, for an action-packed day of thrilling water sports. Take your stag do out to sea in this small beach-side town, where you’ll get the chance to try out surf kayaking, paddle boarding and coasteering. Test your skills as you battle both the elements, and each other, in a day of nautical Newcastle sports.
Foam, water and inflatables are all in store for you and the boys, as you take on an obstacle course inspired by the iconic TV show It’s a Knockout. Attempt games such as Bungee Run and Penguin Pursuit. One thing’s guaranteed: you won’t come out dry. To win this activity, you’ll have to fight laughter as well as the conditions, as you manoeuvre past inflatable obstacles -designed to make you slip and slide on your way to the finish line. Mirroring the television show, we’ll provide a hysterical host who’ll crack jokes at your expense, but also give you that much-needed motivation to get you through. Enjoy an awesome and unique day out with It’s a Knockout, where you’ll well and truly earn your evening beer, and then some!
The perfect pre-drink play area that’s in keeping with your sporting stag do theme. Lane7 teams a lively bar atmosphere with great food and a cracking collection of games to create the perfect combination of sports and drinking sessions. Design a tournament that tests yourself against the rest of your party, and try your hand at each of Lane7’s arcade-style activities. Harness the skills you’ve acquired from hours in the pub as you show off your pool and karaoke talent. Bowling is the ideal sporting companion to a beer or six. And if ping pong is too tame for your sports stag, mix it up with a game of beer pong. Wind down your day with an evening of games that keep the competitive theme running, but without the, well, running.
The ultimate throwback to what was probably your sporting heyday, our Old-School Sports Day perfectly captures retro school P.E vibes. Kitted out in coloured bibs and headbands (without huge the classic stench of a lost property bib), take on a session of classic sports day activities. Sack races and space hoppers will be out in force for this nostalgic and utterly hilarious sporting showdown. Despite being insanely fun, there’s always one kid who takes P.E way too seriously, so be prepared for a competitive edge to underlie this old-school sports day. We’ll even throw in a forfeit sheet to keep track of the scores… loser buys the first round?
Determined to turn every waking second into a competition? Take on each other, and a terrifying amount of food, with our Man vs food challenge. Finally answer the age-old question of ‘groom vs best man… but who can eat the most?’ with our organised food fight. As the groom and best man tuck into a monster of a burger, onion rings and fries, the rest of the stag clan can relax with a delicious burger meal and a pint of their own. Located in a buzzing bar that serves reasonably priced drinks to enjoy alongside games of pool and air hockey, this stag-tivity is not just about the food. So, get ready to inflict some serious stomach pain on the groom and best man in this food-sport hybrid.
Extend your sports day into the night with an evening at the races. Bringing all the nerves and competitiveness of the day’s activities – without the physicality – greyhound racing is the ideal evening accompaniment to a day of sports with the lads. Plan ahead for party packages with meals, tickets and drinks tokens, or you can just wing it on the night. Food, beer, racing, beer, sharp suits and more beer make for a memorable stag do night out, and you might even end the night up on your money! Booze and banter will be flowing, making this activity the perfect treat after an intense day of sports.
Head to the heart of Newcastle sporting culture, St. James’ Park, for an evening in NINE sports bar and lounge. Found at the Galloway End of the famous football stadium, NINE sports bar offers an ideal sporting location, great food and drink, and a buzzing atmosphere with likeminded footy fans. No Newcastle stag do is complete without a trip to the iconic St. James’ Park. Add in beers with your best mates in a built-in bar and it makes for an unforgettable night on Tyneside. Enjoy fantastic food and drink, including the infamous Shearer’s burger to line your stomach, and soak up the iconic surroundings before heading out on the town for a proper Newcastle night out. A city that’s packed to bursting with insane nightlife, you’ll never have a dull night in Newcastle.
The sure-fire way to bring you back to reality – enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch in a Newcastle pub. Whether it’s your dream gravy-soaked hangover cure, or the last supper before the pending send-off, nothing beats a roast dinner. Reminisce about the weekend’s carnage with your closest pals, with this perfect end to an unforgettable weekend.
Join a long list of legends before you by battling it out in a sporting weekend in Newcastle. Hooked up with a self-catered apartment in the heart of the city, you’ll never be far from the fun. Spacious, and fitted with everything you need to prep for your big night out, our city centre apartments are the ultimate bachelor pad – just remember to pack your favourite pre-game snack and most effective hangover cure.
If we’ve got you itching to get back out on the pitch, or you simply fancy a laugh-a-minute stag do with a sporty theme, get in touch with our good-time Guru’s today. We can help you organise an activity-packed Geordie getaway to send the stag off in style.